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For those of you that like to just dive in and see everything at once, here is a long list of all the game reviews we’ve got on the site so far. We’ll be adding to this regularly so don’t forget to check back in with us!

2 Player Games that Take Less Than 30 Minutes to Play

Onitama Game Review
Onitama

This is a fantastic little abstract strategy game. Each player has four pawns and a Master set out on a 5×5 game. Movement is dictated by a random draw of cards made at the beginning of the game. Each player gets two cards and one is played in the middle.… Read more

Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation Review article
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation

This is the updated version of the LOTR game of the same name, and it has already earned its stripes as a classic of the genre. The story you probably know by now – the free peoples of Middle Earth must destroy the One Ring forged by Sauron in the… Read more

Gobblet board game for two players
Gobblet

An ingenious twist on a 4×4 tic-tac-toe or naughts and crosses style game. The twist comes in the form of the pieces themselves – they nest, rather like Russian Dolls. This means that you can place a larger ‘Gobblet’ over a smaller on of either colour. As the game progresses,… Read more

mancala-game
Mancala

The word Mancala actually refers to a whole family of games in which counters are moved around a board with a number of little indentations in it. The most common version for sale has six on either side of the board, with a bigger trough at either end. The tagline… Read more

patchwork board game
Patchwork

It may sound a little strange at first, but this game is literally about making a Patchwork quilt! Two players compete to create the highest-scoring, and most aesthetically pleasing quilt you can, in this great rapid-fire little number that will have you hooked from the first play. Goodness knows how… Read more

sun tzu
Sun Tzu Matagot

This is a game of strategic warfare based not on the roles of the dice, but by tactical deployment of your armies across the key points of the board. The inspiration is the 6th century Chinese general Sun Tzu, who penned the classic business and warfare handbook The Art of… Read more

bottom of the ninth card game
Bottom of the Ninth

A nice little dice and card game simulating the very last few plays of a baseball game. It’s a game of skill and bluff and counter bluff, with the element of chance from the dice being offset by the various skill levels of your team players. This game will scratch… Read more

Magic the Gathering
Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is the original Collectible Card Game, creating and defining what has become an entire genre of games in its own right. Since its release in 1993, the game has been updated and expanded so that there are now a whopping 17,000 collectible cards available to make up… Read more

othello board game
Othello

Put ’em down! Turn ’em over. Turn ’em over again. Yeah! I love this game, possibly because I’m almost unbeaten at it. If anyone has ever beaten me then I’ve forgotten about it and I’m not sure they ever have to be honest. Anyways, as long as you’re not playing… Read more

Hive
Hive

Yet another great game from the 21st Century! Hive pits two squadrons of insects against each other in a battle to outmanoeuvre and surround the opposing team’s queen. There is no board, the game can be played on any flat surface. Pieces are not captured, and so the counters, once… Read more

quarto board game
Gigamic Quarto

Quarto is a simply spectacular games. It’s like Tic-Tac-Toe and Chess had a baby. The game is played on a 4×4 board, and each of the 16 pieces has a different set of attributes. First, the pieces are black or white, next they are hollow or solid, they are short… Read more

the-duke-board-game
The Duke

First and foremost, this game is just beautifully presented. Everything has a great feel, like it’s made out of good materials, and the manufacture has not been rushed and corners cut. It’s from a successful Kickstarter campaign, and I must say I do love Kickstarter for the amount of new… Read more

LE Havre Inland Port Review
Le Havre: Inland Port

Le Havre is a commerce and manufacturing game. Not recommended for under thirteens, since the game is quite complicated and possibly might seem a little boring to anyone under that age. Players compete to become the richest and most successful harbourmaster in the busy port of Le Havre. It’s all… Read more

elementos-game
Elementos

Elementos is a completely portable, quick-fire game of strategy with a hint of wizardry. You control three elements, and must place your counters on the board according to their properties. Each elemental tile has a reverse side with a different element. So you can turn the tables on your opponent… Read more

Abstract Board Games for 2 Players

Onitama Game Review
Onitama

This is a fantastic little abstract strategy game. Each player has four pawns and a Master set out on a 5×5 game. Movement is dictated by a random draw of cards made at the beginning of the game. Each player gets two cards and one is played in the middle.… Read more

Gobblet board game for two players
Gobblet

An ingenious twist on a 4×4 tic-tac-toe or naughts and crosses style game. The twist comes in the form of the pieces themselves – they nest, rather like Russian Dolls. This means that you can place a larger ‘Gobblet’ over a smaller on of either colour. As the game progresses,… Read more

mancala-game
Mancala

The word Mancala actually refers to a whole family of games in which counters are moved around a board with a number of little indentations in it. The most common version for sale has six on either side of the board, with a bigger trough at either end. The tagline… Read more

patchwork board game
Patchwork

It may sound a little strange at first, but this game is literally about making a Patchwork quilt! Two players compete to create the highest-scoring, and most aesthetically pleasing quilt you can, in this great rapid-fire little number that will have you hooked from the first play. Goodness knows how… Read more

othello board game
Othello

Put ’em down! Turn ’em over. Turn ’em over again. Yeah! I love this game, possibly because I’m almost unbeaten at it. If anyone has ever beaten me then I’ve forgotten about it and I’m not sure they ever have to be honest. Anyways, as long as you’re not playing… Read more

Hive
Hive

Yet another great game from the 21st Century! Hive pits two squadrons of insects against each other in a battle to outmanoeuvre and surround the opposing team’s queen. There is no board, the game can be played on any flat surface. Pieces are not captured, and so the counters, once… Read more

quarto board game
Gigamic Quarto

Quarto is a simply spectacular games. It’s like Tic-Tac-Toe and Chess had a baby. The game is played on a 4×4 board, and each of the 16 pieces has a different set of attributes. First, the pieces are black or white, next they are hollow or solid, they are short… Read more

barragoon board game
Barragoon

This is a pure strategy game, with no element of chance whatsoever. Players place tiles and “Barragoons” on the board in an attempt to capture each other’s tiles, and impede each other’s movement. The key component is the eponymous “Barragoon” which is a die with six different symbols on it.… Read more

2 Player Games Involving Animals (not real ones!)

Hive
Hive

Yet another great game from the 21st Century! Hive pits two squadrons of insects against each other in a battle to outmanoeuvre and surround the opposing team’s queen. There is no board, the game can be played on any flat surface. Pieces are not captured, and so the counters, once… Read more

2 Player Games with Cards

memoir 44 game
Memoir ’44

Memoir ’44 has fast become the last word in historically-accurate but still immensely playable war-games. It’s WWII and the Allies are locked in a titanic struggle with an implacable enemy. You can play out over 15 different scenarios – key battles from the epic conflict. This game is just beautifully… Read more

Targi
Targi

Two players go head to head in a game of trade and diplomacy set in the desert. The Tuareg nomads trade in goods and money to control other tribes. You must defend against robbery, and carefully deploy your pieces to yield the best results from trades and to keep your… Read more

warhammer-40000-conquest card game
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest

This is one of the latest in a very long line of Warhammer games, and as the name suggests, this one is set in the impossibly far-flung future of the 41st Century. Players take command of two opposing warlords battling to control a planetary system. It’s what’s known as a… Read more

bottom of the ninth card game
Bottom of the Ninth

A nice little dice and card game simulating the very last few plays of a baseball game. It’s a game of skill and bluff and counter bluff, with the element of chance from the dice being offset by the various skill levels of your team players. This game will scratch… Read more

Magic the Gathering
Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is the original Collectible Card Game, creating and defining what has become an entire genre of games in its own right. Since its release in 1993, the game has been updated and expanded so that there are now a whopping 17,000 collectible cards available to make up… Read more

Rivals for Catan Cards
Rivals for Catan

Suitable for ages 10 and up, but with an appeal that can last a lifetime, Rivals for Catan is the updated 2 player version of the seasoned classic. The game has been made slightly easier to play in order that beginners can pick it up quickly. There are three games… Read more

Android Netrunner
Android: Netrunner

This card games allows you to immerse yourselves in the world envisioned by William Gibson in his seminal work of science fiction – Neuromancer. In this dystopian future world, the global comms networks is vital to trade on earth and throughout the solar system. This world is governed by mega-corporations… Read more

Classic 2 Player Board Games

mancala-game
Mancala

The word Mancala actually refers to a whole family of games in which counters are moved around a board with a number of little indentations in it. The most common version for sale has six on either side of the board, with a bigger trough at either end. The tagline… Read more

Chess game
Chess

Have you really never heard of Chess? Come one, you know Chess, surely. We probably don’t need to include this on here, but what website about two player board games would be complete without Chess? Well, exactly. So, in case you don’t know Chess is a game for two players… Read more

othello board game
Othello

Put ’em down! Turn ’em over. Turn ’em over again. Yeah! I love this game, possibly because I’m almost unbeaten at it. If anyone has ever beaten me then I’ve forgotten about it and I’m not sure they ever have to be honest. Anyways, as long as you’re not playing… Read more

Rivals for Catan Cards
Rivals for Catan

Suitable for ages 10 and up, but with an appeal that can last a lifetime, Rivals for Catan is the updated 2 player version of the seasoned classic. The game has been made slightly easier to play in order that beginners can pick it up quickly. There are three games… Read more

2 Player Deduction Games

Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation Review article
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation

This is the updated version of the LOTR game of the same name, and it has already earned its stripes as a classic of the genre. The story you probably know by now – the free peoples of Middle Earth must destroy the One Ring forged by Sauron in the… Read more

Mr Jack
Mr. Jack

Mr Jack is a brilliant little cat and mouse game where one player plays as the infamous Whitechapel murderer, and the other plays as the forces of law and order trying to catch him before he strikes again. Players move their counters in and out of the shadows around a… Read more

Economic/Industry/Trading Themed 2 Player Games

Targi
Targi

Two players go head to head in a game of trade and diplomacy set in the desert. The Tuareg nomads trade in goods and money to control other tribes. You must defend against robbery, and carefully deploy your pieces to yield the best results from trades and to keep your… Read more

LE Havre Inland Port Review
Le Havre: Inland Port

Le Havre is a commerce and manufacturing game. Not recommended for under thirteens, since the game is quite complicated and possibly might seem a little boring to anyone under that age. Players compete to become the richest and most successful harbourmaster in the busy port of Le Havre. It’s all… Read more

Medieval 2 Player Games

Rivals for Catan Cards
Rivals for Catan

Suitable for ages 10 and up, but with an appeal that can last a lifetime, Rivals for Catan is the updated 2 player version of the seasoned classic. The game has been made slightly easier to play in order that beginners can pick it up quickly. There are three games… Read more

the-duke-board-game
The Duke

First and foremost, this game is just beautifully presented. Everything has a great feel, like it’s made out of good materials, and the manufacture has not been rushed and corners cut. It’s from a successful Kickstarter campaign, and I must say I do love Kickstarter for the amount of new… Read more

2 Player Murder/Mystery Games

Mr Jack
Mr. Jack

Mr Jack is a brilliant little cat and mouse game where one player plays as the infamous Whitechapel murderer, and the other plays as the forces of law and order trying to catch him before he strikes again. Players move their counters in and out of the shadows around a… Read more

2 Player Political Games

twilight-struggle-board-game-cover
Twilight Struggle

A truly epic game taking players from the onset of the Cold War in 1945, to it’s inevitable conclusion in 1989, with the falling of the Berlin Wall. Not unlike other strategy and resource games, (like Le Havre), game-play is focused on assigning key resources, and developing strategies over the… Read more

2 Player Science-Fiction Games

dreadballxtreme game
Dreadball Xtreme

This is an updated and revised version of the brutal Sci Fi Sports classic rom 2012, Dreadball: The Futuristic Sports game. It is fullly compatible with that version of the game, but you can play with just this version – it’s a standalone game. This new edition has been somewhat… Read more

Android Netrunner
Android: Netrunner

This card games allows you to immerse yourselves in the world envisioned by William Gibson in his seminal work of science fiction – Neuromancer. In this dystopian future world, the global comms networks is vital to trade on earth and throughout the solar system. This world is governed by mega-corporations… Read more

2 Player Sports Games

bottom of the ninth card game
Bottom of the Ninth

A nice little dice and card game simulating the very last few plays of a baseball game. It’s a game of skill and bluff and counter bluff, with the element of chance from the dice being offset by the various skill levels of your team players. This game will scratch… Read more

dreadballxtreme game
Dreadball Xtreme

This is an updated and revised version of the brutal Sci Fi Sports classic rom 2012, Dreadball: The Futuristic Sports game. It is fullly compatible with that version of the game, but you can play with just this version – it’s a standalone game. This new edition has been somewhat… Read more

Strategy Games for 2 Players

Targi
Targi

Two players go head to head in a game of trade and diplomacy set in the desert. The Tuareg nomads trade in goods and money to control other tribes. You must defend against robbery, and carefully deploy your pieces to yield the best results from trades and to keep your… Read more

Onitama Game Review
Onitama

This is a fantastic little abstract strategy game. Each player has four pawns and a Master set out on a 5×5 game. Movement is dictated by a random draw of cards made at the beginning of the game. Each player gets two cards and one is played in the middle.… Read more

Gobblet board game for two players
Gobblet

An ingenious twist on a 4×4 tic-tac-toe or naughts and crosses style game. The twist comes in the form of the pieces themselves – they nest, rather like Russian Dolls. This means that you can place a larger ‘Gobblet’ over a smaller on of either colour. As the game progresses,… Read more

Chess game
Chess

Have you really never heard of Chess? Come one, you know Chess, surely. We probably don’t need to include this on here, but what website about two player board games would be complete without Chess? Well, exactly. So, in case you don’t know Chess is a game for two players… Read more

patchwork board game
Patchwork

It may sound a little strange at first, but this game is literally about making a Patchwork quilt! Two players compete to create the highest-scoring, and most aesthetically pleasing quilt you can, in this great rapid-fire little number that will have you hooked from the first play. Goodness knows how… Read more

othello board game
Othello

Put ’em down! Turn ’em over. Turn ’em over again. Yeah! I love this game, possibly because I’m almost unbeaten at it. If anyone has ever beaten me then I’ve forgotten about it and I’m not sure they ever have to be honest. Anyways, as long as you’re not playing… Read more

Hive
Hive

Yet another great game from the 21st Century! Hive pits two squadrons of insects against each other in a battle to outmanoeuvre and surround the opposing team’s queen. There is no board, the game can be played on any flat surface. Pieces are not captured, and so the counters, once… Read more

quarto board game
Gigamic Quarto

Quarto is a simply spectacular games. It’s like Tic-Tac-Toe and Chess had a baby. The game is played on a 4×4 board, and each of the 16 pieces has a different set of attributes. First, the pieces are black or white, next they are hollow or solid, they are short… Read more

stratego game
Stratego Original

Seriously, if you’ve never heard of Stratego then where have you been living all these years? Perhaps it’s time for a break from the old goggle box and for a jaunt into the 18th Century based strategy classic that is Stratego. It’s a game that can be played by anyone… Read more

Rivals for Catan Cards
Rivals for Catan

Suitable for ages 10 and up, but with an appeal that can last a lifetime, Rivals for Catan is the updated 2 player version of the seasoned classic. The game has been made slightly easier to play in order that beginners can pick it up quickly. There are three games… Read more

the-duke-board-game
The Duke

First and foremost, this game is just beautifully presented. Everything has a great feel, like it’s made out of good materials, and the manufacture has not been rushed and corners cut. It’s from a successful Kickstarter campaign, and I must say I do love Kickstarter for the amount of new… Read more

barragoon board game
Barragoon

This is a pure strategy game, with no element of chance whatsoever. Players place tiles and “Barragoons” on the board in an attempt to capture each other’s tiles, and impede each other’s movement. The key component is the eponymous “Barragoon” which is a die with six different symbols on it.… Read more

LE Havre Inland Port Review
Le Havre: Inland Port

Le Havre is a commerce and manufacturing game. Not recommended for under thirteens, since the game is quite complicated and possibly might seem a little boring to anyone under that age. Players compete to become the richest and most successful harbourmaster in the busy port of Le Havre. It’s all… Read more

elementos-game
Elementos

Elementos is a completely portable, quick-fire game of strategy with a hint of wizardry. You control three elements, and must place your counters on the board according to their properties. Each elemental tile has a reverse side with a different element. So you can turn the tables on your opponent… Read more

War Games for 2 Players

memoir 44 game
Memoir ’44

Memoir ’44 has fast become the last word in historically-accurate but still immensely playable war-games. It’s WWII and the Allies are locked in a titanic struggle with an implacable enemy. You can play out over 15 different scenarios – key battles from the epic conflict. This game is just beautifully… Read more

warhammer-40000-conquest card game
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest

This is one of the latest in a very long line of Warhammer games, and as the name suggests, this one is set in the impossibly far-flung future of the 41st Century. Players take command of two opposing warlords battling to control a planetary system. It’s what’s known as a… Read more

sun tzu
Sun Tzu Matagot

This is a game of strategic warfare based not on the roles of the dice, but by tactical deployment of your armies across the key points of the board. The inspiration is the 6th century Chinese general Sun Tzu, who penned the classic business and warfare handbook The Art of… Read more

battle cry board game
Battle Cry

This is a reasonably heavy-duty war game, in that each game takes a good couple of hours to play. Having said that, the game mechanics are very simple and straightforward, so you can get into right away – you don’t find your first game lasting massively longer than all your… Read more

stratego game
Stratego Original

Seriously, if you’ve never heard of Stratego then where have you been living all these years? Perhaps it’s time for a break from the old goggle box and for a jaunt into the 18th Century based strategy classic that is Stratego. It’s a game that can be played by anyone… Read more

twilight-struggle-board-game-cover
Twilight Struggle

A truly epic game taking players from the onset of the Cold War in 1945, to it’s inevitable conclusion in 1989, with the falling of the Berlin Wall. Not unlike other strategy and resource games, (like Le Havre), game-play is focused on assigning key resources, and developing strategies over the… Read more

Wizardy 2 Player Games

Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation Review article
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation

This is the updated version of the LOTR game of the same name, and it has already earned its stripes as a classic of the genre. The story you probably know by now – the free peoples of Middle Earth must destroy the One Ring forged by Sauron in the… Read more

Magic the Gathering
Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is the original Collectible Card Game, creating and defining what has become an entire genre of games in its own right. Since its release in 1993, the game has been updated and expanded so that there are now a whopping 17,000 collectible cards available to make up… Read more

elementos-game
Elementos

Elementos is a completely portable, quick-fire game of strategy with a hint of wizardry. You control three elements, and must place your counters on the board according to their properties. Each elemental tile has a reverse side with a different element. So you can turn the tables on your opponent… Read more